How It Works

Go from college to career in
two steps.

We partner with over 200 companies to offer coveted, paid internships to talented students just like you. These opportunities are highly competitive, but SEO Career prepares you to make your dream role a reality.

Start Your Career

Our two-phase program includes Edge and Success, which provide the dedicated training and coaching you need to land the internship and ensure you’re desk-ready.


Do You Qualify?
Our program is open to high-achieving undergraduates.

See if you’re eligible.


Get the Internship
The Edge phase gives you the interview preparation — practice interviews, resume review & more — to land a paid internship with a top firm.


Get the Offer
The Success phase gives you the training, coaching and access needed to secure a full-time offer.

Phase 1
Edge: Interview Prep

Everyone who gets accepted into SEO Career starts with our Edge Phase. This intensive multi-week training provides you with everything you need to prepare for interviews and land the offer. You’ll get access to self-paced online training resources, be paired with a dedicated SEO coach to work on your resume and conduct practice interviews, and start getting access to potential internship opportunities from SEO Career partners.

What to Expect

A typical timeline is 4-6 weeks from application to acceptance and students should expect to spend about 40 hours of training and prep for interviews.*

What You Get


Personalized feedback on resume


Practice interview prep


Access to coveted internship opportunities

It pays to have SEO by your side.

* Since applications are rolling this timeline is subject to change.

​​SEO provides us with some of the highest potential, diverse early career talent. SEO interns come to Citi incredibly prepared and desk-ready with a good grasp of technical skills.

Ingrid Giordano, Global Early Career Campus Recruiting and Program Management Head, Citi 

Phase 2
Success: Internship Prep

Once you receive an internship with an SEO Career Partner you’re accepted into the Success Phase. Here you get industry-specific training for your future role, are assigned a dedicated coach for personalized support and develop the technical and soft skills you need to hit the ground running on day 1 of your internship and get that full-time offer come summer’s end.


Technical training
Walk in confident on day 1 of your internship


Dedicated coach
1-1 support before and during your internship


Targeted career track focus
Financial Services, Corporate, Technology and Real Estate

SEO Career Summit

Unparalleled access.
A lifetime of impact.

Network, learn, and hear from the top leaders in the industry.

Application Qualifications

All SEO Career participants are responsible for completing online technical training coursework specific to your industry/internship, maintaining contact with your SEO Career Coach, participating in interview preparation for potential partner interviews and attending required SEO Career events.


To qualify you must also meet the following requirements:


3.2 GPA required *


All Majors


Accredited 4-Year University


Freshman, Sophomore, or Junior


Work Authorized in the U.S. **

* 3.0 may be considered

** F-1 Students may be eligible for Phase 2: Success

When should you apply?

We review applications for Edge on an ongoing basis and candidates can receive career prep resources, training, and coaching year-round. Applicants seeking summer internships with our partners are reviewed monthly from October through April and selections are made on a rolling basis.


Find out more in our FAQ

Meet Some of Our Partners

SEO Career is proud to partner with hundreds
of world-class organizations.

Check out the full list of partners


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